August Oyster Task Force Meeting


August 24, 2021
oyster boats at dock

August Oyster Task Force Meeting

01:00 pm - 03:00 pm @

Louisiana Oyster Task Force Meeting

Mitch Jurisich, Chairman

Tuesday, August 24, 2021, 1:00 p.m.

New Orleans Lakefront Airport

6001 Stars and Stripes Boulevard, Suite 234

New Orleans, LA 70126


Due to the public health emergency guidelines established in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, all members of the public will have to wear a mask to enter the building.


I. Pledge of Allegiance

II. Roll Call and Introduction of Guests

III. Approval of July 20, 2021 meeting minutes and August 24, 2021 Agenda

IV. Treasury Report

A. LOTF Financial Report & Oyster Tag Sales

V. Committee Reports

A. Public and Private Oyster Grounds Committee (Mitch Jurisich)

B. Enforcement (Captain Bryan Marie)

C. Legislative (Jakov Jurisic)

D. Legal (Jakov Jurisic/ Brad Robin)

E. Research (Earl Melancon)

F. Coastal Restoration (Dan Coulon)

G. Marketing (LDWF)

H. Health (Justin Gremillion)

I. Aquaculture (Brandi Shelley)

J. Joint Task Force Working Group (Mitch Jurisich)

VI. New Business

A.  To Hear the Oyster Stock Assessment Results and the 2021/22 Oyster Season Recommendations- LDWF

B.  To Hear an Oyster Season Recommendation Regarding a Temporary Natural Reef in Lake Barre- LDWF

C. Annual Update on Planned Coastal Restoration and Protection Activities- CPRA

D. To Discuss and Consider a Sustainability Resolution in Support of Sustainability Certification- Audubon GULF

E.  To Discuss an External Review of LA Management in Support of Sustainability Certification- Audubon GULF

F.  To Discuss and Consider a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement Between LDWF and Plaquemines Parish Regarding the Closure of Mardi Gras Pass- OTF

G. To Consider a New Contract for the Hiring of Joe Piacun for OTF Legal Counsel- OTF

H. To Consider Funding for the 2022 LA Alive Event and Associated Board Member Travel- OTF

VII. Public Comment

VIII. Set Next Meeting

IX. Adjourn


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